PAGMETER WEEK 9 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS 2019
PAGMETER WEEK 9 FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINAL
Redwood Rangers (7-1) (2-1) at Hanford Bullpups (8-0) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Hanford -4
The winner will battle Memorial for the No 1 seed and the winner will be the leader in the club house for the West Yosemite League Championship. So much on the line.
The Rangers come in beating Golden West in a shoot 42-38. The GW Wing T ran all over the Rangers defense. Marcus Correia, scored the game winning 5-yard TD with 1 minute to go. Correia also scored on a 1-yard TD run. Ryan Rios hit Sam Olsen on a 8-yard TD pass. Malachi Aguilar, took back a kickoff for a 95-yard TD. Diamond Davis took a handoff up the middle for a 51-yard TD. Brian Brown, scored on a beautiful screen pass for a 13-yard TD.
The Bullpups beat MW 68-3. This game was over at the coin flip. Luttrell Young, rushed for 168 yards and scored 3 TD’s. Juaron Watts-Brown went 9-for-9 for 165 yards and 5 TD passes. Taryn Rubalcava, caught 5 footballs and scored 3 TD’s.
The X factor, Bullpups Juaron Watts-Brown is the more dangerous QB.
Other big X factors are..
*Both defenses are real good! Which defense will play better?
* Can the Rangers defense match up with the Bullpups speed?
* The Bullpups have the Pag Meter Student Athlete of the Week, Tyler Mello, at linebacker and he comes in as the best defensive player in the section. Can the Rangers block Tyler?
* Rangers QB Ryan Rios has to have a breakout game for the Rangers to win.
*This is the best defense that both offenses will see all year long.
* Who will win the turnover battle?
* Which offensive line will control the line scrimmage?
* Which team will make the big play in front of the big crowd? Hanford did
* Can the Bullpups slow down the best Tight End in the section Sam Olsen? Kind of
* Don’t go by last week’s game for Redwood. The Wing T is a different beast.
* The Rangers have to be able to pound the ball. They did but went away from it
Pag Meter Prediction Hanford 37 Redwood 33
FINAL HANFORD 36 REDWOOD 20
Bullpups QB Juaron Watts-Brown, scores 2 TD’s & threw a TD to Tyler Mello.
Luttrell Young , rushed for 154 yards and scored 2 TD’s including a 48-yard TD run. A star is born with freshman Brandon Ramirez, who rushed for 104 yards. Rangers, Diamond Davis, James Richardson each scored TD’s and Sam Olson, scored on a 18-yard screen pass.
TYLER MELLO, HANFORD BULLPUPS
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS PREDICTIONS
Dinuba Emperors (2-6) (0-3) at Kingsburg Vikings (8-0) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Kingsburg -18
The Emperors come in losing to Selma 36-23. The defense continues to struggle. QB Josh Magana went 29-40, for 349 yards and 2 TD pass.
The Vikings come in beating CVC 34-20. I was wrong when I thought the Vikings would struggle without QB Jett Jackson, this Vikings team is special. Travis Hall and the defense stepped up. Hall threw 3 TD passes. Blake Spomer caught a 57-yard TD pass and Kaden Tate caught 2 TD passes of 37 and 18 yards. Blake Spomer, also scored on TD runs of 41 and 35 yards.
The X factor is the Vikings defense is much better than the Emperors defense. The Emperors running game is non existent.
Pag Meter Prediction Kingsburg 32 Dinuba 14
FINAL KINGSBURG 25 DINUBA 3
Selma Bears (7-1) (3-0) at Exeter Monarchs (4-4) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Selma -35+
This was supposed to be a Bears home game but the stadium is not ready so the road show continues.
The Bears come in beating Dunuba 36-23. Joey Ramirez, scored on a 1-yard TD run, threw 2 TD passes, each to Brandon Johnson (29-yards) and Aaron Blancas (6-yards). Adam Rodriguez, scored on a 8-yard TD run and Aaron Moreno, scored on a 4-yard TD run.
Exeter beat Hanford West 51-0.
The X factor is the Bears defense vs the Monarchs offense
Pag Meter Prediction Selma 55 Exeter 17
FINAL SELMA 58 EXETER 18
Bullard Knights (6-2) (2-1) at Madera Coyotes (3-5)(1-2)
Pag Meter Line Bullard -21
The Knights come in beating Sanger 29-15. Kobe Jenkins scored 4 TD’s and QB Jaden Pierucci went 14-22 for 154 yards and a TD pass to T’ky Posey of 6 yards.
Madera lost to Edison 44-36. The Coyotes offense is scoring points.
The X factor is the Coyotes defense slowing down the Knights offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Bullard 41 Madera 20
FINAL BULLARD 24 MADERA 3 (Nailed the spread)
Edison Tigers (3-5) (2-1) at Memorial Panthers (7-1) (3-0) 7
Pag Meter Line Memorial -35+
The Tigers come in beating Madera 44-36.
The Panthers beat Madera South 61-10. The Panthers are scary good right now.
The X factor is the Tigers trying to slow down the Panthers machine.
Pag Meter Prediction Memorial 54 Edison 14
FINAL MEMORIAL 49 EDISON 7
Madera South Stallions (3-5) (0-3) at Sanger Apaches (6-2) (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Sanger -35+
Both teams coming in losing in week 8. The Stallions continue the death march through the CMAC. MS will be tough to beat in division 5 if they can stay healthy.
The Apaches played tough in the loss to Bullard.
The X factor is the Stallions will battle but they don’t have enough to beat the powerful Apaches.
Pag Meter Prediction Sanger 50 Madera South 13
FINAL SANGER 42 MADERA SOUTH 0
Corcoran Panthers (4-5) (2-3) at Strathmore Spartans (8-0) (4-0)
Pag Meter Line Strathmore -19
This will be a very physical game.
The X factor is the Panthers offense needs to step up to stay with the Spartans.
Pag Meter Prediction Strathmore 33 Corcoran 14
FINAL STRATHMORE 19 CORCORAN 7
Granite Hills Grizzlies (3-5) (2-2) vs Sierra Pacific Golden Bears (2-6) (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Sierra Pacific -8
The X factor is the Golden Bears’ defense must improve.
Pag Meter Prediction Sierra Pacific 31 Granite Hills 23
FINAL GRANITE HILLS 14 SIERRA PACIFIC 13
Lindsay Cardinals (6-2) (3-1) at Farmersville Aztecs (0-9) (0-5)
Pag Meter Line Lindsay -35
The X factor is the Cardinals have to finish 8-2 to get the No 1 seed in the division 6 playoffs. The win over Cal City will help.
Pag Meter Prediction Lindsay 55 Farmersville 14
FINAL LINDSAY 64 FARMERSVILLE 6
Mission Oak Hawks (4-4) (1-2) vs Tulare Western Mustangs (6-2) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Western -35
The Hawks have played a tough schedule and will be battle tested when the division 5 playoffs start. The Hawks should get a very good seed because of the tough schedule.
The Mustangs have gone through the toughest part of their schedule and now we will all see if they can compete in the Bell game.
The Mustangs come in beating Porterville 27-17. Tairyn Johnson, is red hot at the right time of year. He rushed for 185 yards, scored a TD and the defense played their best game of the year.
The X factor is the Mustangs are working on cutting down on mistakes and look for TJ to crank up the running game.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Western 52 Mission Oak 17
FINAL TW 47 MO 0
Monache Marauders (2-6) (1-2) at Delano Tigers (0-8) (0-3)
Pag Meter Line Monache -20
The X factor the Marauders have played a very tough schedule and have played good football at times.
Pag Meter Prediction Monache 33 Delano 13
FINAL MONACHE 35 DELANO 21
Tulare Union Tribe (7-1) (3-0) vs Porterville Panthers (4-4) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Tulare Union -10
The Tribe comes in beating Delano 64-7. Sophomore QB Jorge Gonzalez accounted for 6 TD’s, 4 on passing, 17-20 and 2 on runs of 1, & 10 yards. WR Willie James scored a career high 5 TD’s, 4 on receiving (8-159 yards) and returned a punt 52 yards. Freshman RB K.J. Daniels rushed for 130 yards & scored a TD.
The Panthers lost to TW 27-17. The Panthers turned the ball over way too much to beat a good team like Tulare Western.
The X factor is the Panthers defense slowing down the Mustangs offense. A great matchup is the Tribe outstanding defense vs the Panthers offense.
Pag Meter Prediction Tulare Union 37 Porterville 27
FINAL TULARE UNION 23 PORTERVILLE 13
Bishop Union Broncos (6-2) (3-0) at Rosamond Roadrunners (3-5) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Bishop Union -23
The X factor is the Broncos defense is very good. The Broncos are playing great football on both sides of the ball at the right time.
Pag Meter Prediction Bishop Union 36 Rosamond 13
FINAL BISHOP UNION 28 ROSAMOND 6
Boron Bobcats (3-5) (1-2) at Kern Valley Broncs (2-6) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Kern Valley -3
This is a very even match up. The Bobcats are gaining speed and the Broncs are making too many mistakes.
The X factor is the Broncs defense needs to play well at home to get win No 2
Pag Meter Prediction Kern Valley 30 Boron 27
FINAL KERN VALLEY 56 BORON 34
Desert Scorpions (0-7) (0-3) at California City Ravens (7-1) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Cal City -35+
The Ravens come in getting a comeback win over Boron 34-27. The Bobcats jumped out 27-6 in the 2nd quarter and scored 28 unanswered to pull it out. Kwamain Ross had a 63 yard touchdown catch, Khalil Mclin had a TD run from 6 yards out right before halftime, Darvone Brown and Marquis McKenzie also had 2 forced fumbles that were big for the Ravens,
The X factor is the Ravens get a free pass this week but if they want to win the HDL and beat Bishop Union, they need to clean up their act. The last 2 weeks the Ravens have played good football for 24 minutes. This team is real good when they play 4 quarters.
Pag Meter Prediction California City 52 Desert 0
FINAL CAL CITY 38 DESERT 0
Arroyo Grande Eagles (6-3) (2-0) at Righetti High Warriors (6-2) (0-1)
Pag Meter Line Righetti High -7
This is always a battle of two teams that love to pound the football.
The X factor is both teams lost their star players to injuries. The Eagles lost outstanding RB Caleb Tomasin and the Warriors lost Jake Steels who is the best in the central coast.
The Warriors come off a bye and it was the best time for a bye after a great 6-1 start.
The big difference in this one is Warriors senior QB Logan Mortensen who has thrown for 1,371 yards and 17 TD’s. Logan will be the difference.
Pag Meter Prediction Righetti High 28 Arroyo Grande 21
FINAL ARROYO GRANDE 27 RIGHETTI HIGH 20
Paso Robles Bearcats (2-6) (0-2) at St. Joseph Knights (5-3) (1-0)
Pag Meter Line St Joseph -8
This will be an interesting match up with former Bearcats QB Hunter Barnhart, squaring off against his old team.
The X factor is Barnhart makes the Knights a dangerous team.
Pag Meter Prediction St Joseph 25 Paso Robles 17
FINAL ST JOSEPH 21 PASO ROBLES 20
Chowchilla Tribe (3-6) (0-3) at Yosemite Badgers (8-0) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Yosemite -17
The Tribe comes in losing to Washington Union 47-27. Tony Woolsey threw 3 TD passes and 2 went to Bobby Faddis.
The Badgers come in beating Kerman 36-14. The Badgers had a 26-0 lead heading into the 4th quarter. Nick Harper scored 3 TD including a 90-yard TD run.
The X factor the Badgers need to take care of business this week and can’t look a head to the North Sequoia league championship when they host Washington Union next Friday.
Pag Meter Prediction Yosemite 39 Chowchilla 22
FINAL YOSEMITE 35 CHOWCHILLA 28
Liberty Ranchos Hawks (3-5) (0-2) at Washington Union Panthers (7-1) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Washington Union -27
The Hawks come in losing to Yosemite 27-12.
The Panthers beat Chowchilla 47-27. Lawrence Stell threw for 272 yards and 4 TD’s with 3 going to Tory Horton.
The X factor is the Hawks are struggling with turnovers, defense and now have to play the speedy Panthers.
Pag Meter Prediction Washington Union 47 Liberty Ranchos 20
FINAL WASHINGTON UNION 49 LIBERTY RANCHOS 30
Fresno High Warriors (0-8) (0-3) at Reedley Pirates (5-3) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Reedley -35+
The X factor is the Pirates are starting to think about a NYL Championship and who would have thought that just a few years ago. Head Coach Tony Gates and his staff have done a great job getting Pirate nation to believe in a hurry. Reedley has to take care of business the next 2 weeks (Hoover week 10) when they play at Sunnyside in week 11.
Pag Meter Prediction Reedley 50 Fresno High 13
FINAL REEDLEY 51 FRESNO HIGH 7
Hoover Patriots (3-4) (1-1) at Sunnyside Wildcats (3-4) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Sunnyside -14
Just when you think the Patriots have found the magic, they go back to ground zero. The Pates come in losing to Roosevelt 26-17.
Sunnyside beat up Fresno High 51-7. The Wildcats had a 15-7 lead at the half.
The X factor and it’s every week, the Wildcats are way too good for the NYL and why are they still in the NYL? Makes no sense!
Pag Meter Prediction Sunnyside 31 Hoover 17
FINAL SUNNYSIDE 22 HOOVER 9
Roosevelt Rough Riders (3-5) (2-1) at McLane Highlanders (2-6) (0-3)
The Battle for Cedar!
Pag Meter Line Roosevelt -26
The Rough Riders get a big win over Hoover 26-17. Daijon Giddens, rushed for 287 yards and scored 4 TD’s.
McLane has hit a wall.
The X factor the Rough Riders have a very good coach with Vince Branstetter, so the big question is, will Roosevelt take care of their coach and help with building a program? We all know the Edison Tigers will need a coach and Vince was the OC when the Tigers won the Valley Championship in 2014.
Pag Meter Prediction Roosevelt 39 McLane 13
FINAL ROOSEVELT 26 MCLANE 14
Santa Maria Saints (3-5) (0-2) at Mission Prep Royals (4-4) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line Mission Prep -11
This should be a great game. The team that gets off to a big start will win.
The X factor is the Royals are a very physical team and I always take the physical team, especially at the end of the year.
Pag Meter Prediction Mission Prep 34 Santa Maria 23
FINAL MISSION PREP 29 SANTA MARIA 27
Templeton Eagles (7-1) (2-0) at Morro Bay Pirates (3-5) (0-2)
Pag Meter Line Templeton -35+
The Eagles come in beating Santa Maria 53-10. Junior QB Tyler Kaschewski, rushed for 213 yards on 14 carries, scored 3 TD’s, threw for 128 yards & 2 TD passes.
The Pirates lost to Mission Prep 42-7.
The X factor is the Eagles will roll and working on a high seed in the division 4 playoffs.
Pag Meter Prediction Templeton 55 Morro Bay 13
FINAL TEMPLETON 49 MORRO BAY 19
Nipomo Titans (3-5) (1-1) at San Luis Obispo Tigers (7-1) (2-0)
Pag Meter Line SLO -22
The winner will be the PAC 4 Champions!
The Titans come in beating Pioneer Valley 17-3
The Tigers beat Astascadero 28-20. QB Emlio Corona, went 14-21, for 275 yards and 4 TD passes. Max Soltero, caught 6 footballs for 154 yards and scored 3 TD’s. Sam Ogden, 3 catches for 47 yards and a TD. Thomas Cole, with 12 tackles & 2.5 sacks. Christian Clegg, with 10 tackles & 1.5 sacks.
The X factor is the Titans offense has to have a great night to keep up with the Tigers offense.
Pag Meter Prediction SLO 38 Nipomo 14
FINAL SLO 44 NIPOMO 13
Pioneer Valley Panthers (1-7) (0-2) at Atascadero Greyhounds (3-5) (1-1)
Pag Meter Line Atascadero -17
The X factor which offense will finish with points in the red zone?
Pag Meter Prediction Atascadero 30 Pioneer Valley 13
FINAL ATASCADERO 24 PIONEER VALLEY 10
Chavez Titans (7-2) (4-1) at Taft Wildcats (4-4) (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Chavez-16
The X factor will the Titans get on a roll? The Titans should be 8-0 and when they play Titans football for 48 minutes, they are good! Can they beat Kennedy in 2 weeks?
Pag Meter Prediction Chavez 36 Taft 20
FINAL CHAVEZ 35 TAFT 17
Kennedy Thunderbirds (8-0) (4-0) at McFarland Cougars (3-5) (0-5)
Pag Meter Line Kennedy -35+
The X factor is the Birds will beat up the Cats and improve to 8-0. With the Thunderbirds schedule and it’s not their fault but it’s not a strong one. That being said, would the Birds be 7-0 with the Selma and Templeton schedule? Maybe
Pag Meter Prediction Kennedy 55 McFarland 13
FINAL KENNEDY 44 MCFARLAND 12
Wasco Tigers (4-4) (2-2) at Arvin Bears (3-5) (1-3)
Pag Meter Line Wasco -6
The X factor is the Tigers have not had the year they thought but the Tigers are the better team if they don’t turn the ball over.
Pag Meter Prediction Wasco 30 Arvin 24
FINAL WASCO 28 ARVIN 0
Bakersfield Christian Eagles (6-2) (2-1) at Ridgeview Wolf Pack (5-3) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Ridgeview -3
This is for the SYL Championship.
Both teams are cruising playing in the SYL and this game was circled a long time ago.
The Eagles come in playing their best football and the Wolf Pack are healthy.
The X factor if there is one, has to be the defense vs the speedy offenses.
This should be a real good game!
Pag Meter Prediction Ridgeview 33 Bakersfield Christian 32
FINAL RIDGEVIEW 36 BC 22
Golden Valley Bulldogs (1-7) (0-3) at Tehachapi Warriors (1-7) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Golden Valley -3
This is a very even game coming in.
The X factor is who can finish drives with points.
Pag Meter Prediction Golden Valley 23 Tehachapi 20
FINAL TEHACHAPI 28, GOLDEN VALLEY 6
West Vikings (2-6) (0-3) at Independence Falcons (3-5) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line West -1
The X factor it’s the Vikings offense vs the Falcons defense. Whoever steps up will win.
Pag Meter Prediction West 20 Independence 19
FINAL INDEPENDENCE 14 WEST 13
East Blades (6-2) (2-1) at North Stars (5-3) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line East -3
The Blades are winning the close games and the Stars are blowing the close games.
The Stars Head Coach Norm Brown has resigned as the football coach at North!
Assistant Richie Bolin will serve as the Stars’ interim coach for the remainder of the 2019 season.
The X factor will the Stars step up this week for Coach Bolin? The Stars are the most up and down team in the last 5 years with plenty of talent. You never know what you will get. North should win at home.
Pag Meter Prediction East 30 North 27
FINAL NORTH 35 EAST 34 Overtime
Foothill Trojans (4-4) (1-2) at Highland Scots (7-1) (4-0)
Pag Meter Line Highland -35+
The Trojans come in beating North 23-14. The Trojans combined for 478 total yards of offense. Tyson Reynolds rushed for 246 yards, scored 3 TD’s. Kaelan Delaney and Bryan “Pony” Diaz combined for 234 yards rushing. Evan Gallegos led the way on the defense with 2 picks iand 5 tackles. Foothill. didn’t win a game last year and are already 4-3 this year. Great Story!!
The Scots are hot and rolling beating Mira Monte 56-7. AJ Cleveland threw 3 TD passes passes, with 2 going to Shabazz Muhammad. Dominic Rountree scored 2 TD’s.
The X factor can the Trojans defense slow down Cleveland and company?
Pag Meter Prediction Highland 41 Foothill 14
FINAL HIGHLAND 49 FOOTHILL 8
South Rebels (5-3) (2-1) at Mira Monte Lions (1-7) (0-3)
Pag Meter Line South -27
The X factor if the Rebels can tackle, they are a good football team.
Pag Meter Prediction South 48 Mira Monte 21
FINAL SOUTH 43 MIRA MONTE 6
Bakersfield Drillers (4-4) (2-1) at Frontier Titans (4-4) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Bakersfield -21
The Drillers had a great 2nd half scoring 32 straight points and beat Garces 32-14.
The Titans lost to Liberty 42-0.
The X factor is the Titans defense slowing down Wesley Wilson and company.
Pag Meter Prediction Bakersfield 44 Frontier 23
FINAL BAKERSFIELD 34 FRONTIER 20
Garces Rams (3-5) (1-2) at Centennial Golden Hawks (3-5)(0-3)
Pag Meter Line Centennial -10
The Rams come is losing to Bakersfield 32-14. The Rams were shut down in the 2nd half.
The Golden Hawks lost to Stockdale 12-7. The Mustangs scored with 3 second to go in the game to win. The G Hawks went for it 4 times on 4th down in the red zone and came up empty.
The X factor is the struggling Rams defense vs the struggling Golden Hawks offense. Who will play better? RAMS DID!
I still think the Rams have so much potential. If the Rams avoid turnovers they will win!
Pag Meter Prediction (upset pick) Garces 25 Centennial 24
FINAL GARCES 41 CENTENNIAL 3
Stockdale Mustangs (5-3) (2-1) at Liberty Patriots (7-1) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Liberty -28
The Hot Mustangs are 5-2 after beating Centennial 12-7. Jack Kaiser found Loren Johnson in the corner of the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown with 3 seconds left and the game winner. Jaykob Jones, rushed for 210 yards and scored on a 1-yard TD run.
The Patriots steam rolled Frontier 42-0. The defense stuffed the Titans. QB Haden Mann, threw for 207 yards, 2 TD passes and rushed for 94 yards, scored 2 TD’s. Jason Oliver caught a 15-yard TD pass and Ramon Henderson, caught a 66-yard TD pass. Prentice Boone, scored on a 1-yard TD run. Brady Torrigiani, scored on a 19-yard TD run.
The X factor can the Mustangs play their game and forget they are playing the powerful Patriots? It gets in your head.
The Patriots are the best team in the south valley and the only question is, can they beat Central or Buchanan because nobody else is beating the Pates.
Pag Meter Prediction Liberty 42 Stockdale 14
FINAL LIBERTY 38 STOCKDALE 13
Buchanan Bears (5-3) (2-1) at Clovis Cougars (4-4) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Buchanan -21
The Bears come in beating Clovis West 45-21. Sophomore QB Ian Kirby, made his first varsity start and threw for 194 yards with 3 TD passes. Brandon Hernandez, caught 2 TD passes (15 and 43 yards) and Kendall Milton caught a 67-yarder. Milton also scored on TD runs of 47 and 67 yards. Dante Lawson, scored on a 2-yard TD run.
The Cougars got rolled in the loss to No 1 Central 56-14. Cougars have to forget the Central game because everybody is getting rolled by Central.
The X factor is the Bears Wildcat offense is a memory and that’s bad news for a lot of teams because the Bears can now throw it over hand to go along with the power running game. The more snaps Kirby takes the better the Bears will be come playoff time.
For the Cougars to hang around they have to get off to a great start.
Pag Meter Prediction Buchanan 41 Clovis 20
FINAL BUCHANAN 27 CLOVIS 20
Clovis West Golden Eagles (3-5) (1-2) vs Clovis East T Wolves (4-4) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Clovis West -7
The Golden Eagles come in losing to Buchanan 45-21. QB Bradley Senneway, came back from injury and went 21-32 for 258 yards and 2 TD passes. Dewayne Benjamin, caught a 11-yard TD pass and David Pierro caught 16 passes for 162 and a TD catch.
The T Wolves lost to Clovis North 14-13. Chandler Hamilton and Jo’Nation Dejohnette each scored TD’s but the huge extra point was blocked.
The X factor is the Golden Eagles can throw the ball when needed and the T Wolves can’t. The T Wolves need a low scoring game to win. Can the T Wolves defense step up?
Pag Meter Prediction Clovis West 27 Clovis East 20
FINAL CE 28 CW 14
Clovis North Broncos (6-2) (1-2) at Central Grizzlies (8-0) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Central -35+
The Broncos come in beating Clovis East 14-13. Michael Jacot Jr blocked the game tying extra point and the game winner. New starting junior QB Garrett Jones, threw 2 TD passes. Brennon Lamee, caught a 55-yard TD pass and Nick Pigott, caught a 15-yard TD pass.
The Grizzlies beat Clovis 56-14 to win their 20th straight TRAC game.
Quali Conley, scored 3 TD’s on 63, 21 & 4 yard TD runs. Jameson Silva, went 17- for 285 yards & 3 TD passes. Jeremiah Hunter (69 & 15 yards), and Manuel Oliver-Davis (51 yards) each caught TD passes. Ricky Correia scored on a 1-yard TD run. Aidan Fortenberry scored on a 1-yard TD run. Hunter, caught 9 footballs for 157 yards.
The X factor how will new starting Broncos QB Garrett Jones do against the Grizzlies defense? He can throw 4 TD’s and also throw 4 picks. If the Broncos want to hang around, Jones needs a huge game.
Pag Meter Prediction Central 55 Clovis North 17
FINAL CENTRAL 58 CN 14 (Almost nailed the score)
Fowler Redcats (3-5) (1-3) at Parlier Panthers (4-5) (2-3)
Pag Meter Line Parlier -5
The Battle for Manning Ave
The Redcats come off a loss to Orosi 42-21 and Parlier comes in with a big win over Orange Cove 21-20.
The X factor is the Redcats defense must play better this week to win.
Pag Meter Prediction Parlier 33 Fowler 28
FINAL PARLER 29 FOWLER 28 (First win over Fowler in 15 years)
Minarets Mustangs (4-4) (2-3) at Orosi Cardinals (5-3) (2-2)
Pag Meter Line Orosi -14
The Mustangs come in losing to Caruthers 56-7.
Orosi comes in beating Fowler 42-21. The Cardinals offense steam rolled Fowler. Dominic Martinez had a career night rushing for 272 yards and scored 4 TD’s. The Cardinals fullback Freddi Arciga who is 225 lbs was a force clearing out the hole along with TE Nathan Lopez, and the O-line.
The X factor is the Cardinals offense is a power offense just like Caruthers and the Mustangs couldn’t stop the Blue Raiders. If the Cardinals play some defense, watch out division 6!
Pag Meter Prediction Orosi 42 Minarets 28
FINAL OROSI 49 MINARETS 7
Riverdale Cowboys (6-2) (3-1) at Caruthers Blue Raiders (7-1) (4-0)
Pag Meter Line Caruthers -7
This is for the West Sequoia League Championship.
The Cowboys are playing great football on both sides of the ball and will contend for the Division 6 championship.
The Blue Raiders are the No 1 team in division 5 and are rolling.
Both teams lost to powerhouses in week 1 and both have won 6 in a row.
The Cowboys lost to undefeated Yosemite and the Blue Raiders lost to Division 4 power Templeton.
The X factor and it’s simple, can the Cowboys slow down the Blue Raiders power running game? The Blue Raiders offense is close to the style of Yosemite so can the Cowboys strap it up because the Blue Boys will bring it.
This has got to be like a tennis match for Riverdale and they have to hold their serve and score almost every time they have the ball because the Blue Raiders plan on scoring on every drive.
Pag Meter Prediction Caruthers 37 Riverdale 30
FINAL CARUTHERS 42 RIVERDALE 6
Avenal Buccaneers (0-8) (0-3) at Mendota Aztecs (3-5) (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Mendota -35+
The Aztecs comes in getting their best win in 3 years beating Firebaugh in the Highway 33 game.
The X factor, has the Aztecs turn the corner with Beto’s young team?
Pag Meter Prediction Mendota 45 Avenal 0
FINAL MENDOTA 48 AVENAL 8
Firebaugh Eagles (4-4) (1-2) at Dos Palos Broncos (7-1) (3-0)
Pag Meter Line Dos Palos -25
The Eagles come in getting crushed to Mendota 42-14.
The Broncos beat Coalinga 28-7. Trent Calvert threw 3 TD passes. Zane Merrell caughts 2 TD passes and Jose Harper caught a TD. Tyree Martin scored on a 45-yard TD run.
The X factor if the Broncos win they will be the West Sierra league Champions!
Pag Meter Prediction Dos Palos 44 Firebaugh 19
FINAL DP 34 FIREBAUGH 28 OT (DP WILL BE THE WSL CHAMPS)
Tranquillity Tigers (2-6) (1-2) at Coalinga Horned Toads (4-4) (2-1)
Pag Meter Line Coalinga -26
The Tigers come in beating Avenal 30-0 and Coalinga lost to Dos Palos 28-7.
The X factor is the Toads defense is good and when they play well, they can compete with any division 5 team.
Pag Meter Prediction Coalinga 39 Tranquility 13
FINAL COALINGA 42 TRANQUILITY 7
Lemoore Tigers (3-5) (2-1) at Golden West Trailblazers (5-3) (1-2)
Pag Meter Line Golden West -11
The Tigers are coming on and getting better.
The Blazers lost a tough one to Redwood 42-38. With 1:54 remaining in the game, the Blazers took a 38-35 lead but couldn’t hold it. Lonnie Wessel, scored on a 30 and 1 yard TD runs. Michael Wessel scored on runs of 1, 21, and 3 yard TD runs.
The X factor is the Tigers front seven and can they slow down the Blazers Wing T? Will the Blazers come in with a Redwood hangover?
Pag Meter Prediction Golden West 35 Lemoore 24
WIN OF THE NIGHT LEMOORE 36 GW 29
El Diamante Miners (1-7) (1-2) at Mt. Whitney Pioneers (0-8) (0-3)
Pag Meter Line El Diamante -35+
The X factor is the Miners have played a killer schedule and will get their 1st win.
Pag Meter Prediction El D 50 MW 7
FINAL EL D 41 MW 0
Sierra Chieftains (0-8) at Immanuel Eagles (6-2)
Pag Meter Line Immanuel -35+
Sierra comes off bye
The Eagles beat Liberty Ranchos 27-12. QB Hector Davila, scored a TD and threw a TD to Winston Williams. Williams also scored a TD. Davila on the year has thrown 7 TD passes and has scored 9 TD’s.
The X factor is this game will be a mismatch. The Eagles are looking to finish the year at 8-2.
Pag Meter Prediction Immanuel 55 Sierra 7
FINAL IMMANUEL 43 SIERRA 7
SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
CVC Cavaliers (4-3) (1-1) vs Hanford West Huskies (1-6) (0-2) at Hanford 5:30pm
Pag Meter Line CVC -35+
The Cavaliers come in losing to Kingsburg 35-14. The Caves didn’t play their game.
The X factor is CVC will roll and the loss might have been the wake up call they needed.
Pag Meter Prediction CVC 55 Hanford West 13